Mound Visits, 12/9/23

Former Major League Pitcher, Paul Byrd, shared this Jim Leyland quote with me last night: “If you mislead a player you lose them forever. If you tell them the truth, you lose them for 24 hours.” I thought that was a great quote, but I like Paul’s better: “The only One who never misleads anyone […]

Mound Visits, 12/8/23

Discouragement comes to all of us at one time or the other. It causes us to feel left out, beaten down, hopeless or even unwanted. But listen to what Isaiah said about the bruised and the burned out: “A bruised reed He will not break, and a faintly burning wick He will not quench.” (Isaiah […]

Mound Visits, 12/5/23

My parents were children in rural Kentucky during the Great Depression. I’ve heard the stories many times about how excited they were to get an orange, a few nuts and a few pieces of hard candy for Christmas. As a child, I was amazed how they never talked about being disappointed. Instead, their memories were […]

Mound Visits, 12/4/23

Through faith, the power of God is available to every believer today. When we align ourselves with His will and ask in faith, wonderful things can be accomplished in our lives. “…so that your faith might not rest on human wisdom, but on God’s power.”‭‭(1 Corinthians‬ ‭2‬:‭5‬) “Faith is not the belief that God will […]

Mound Visits, 12/2/23

Jesus’ encounter with the woman at the well is always moving for me to read. She carried the empty water pale of shame and guilt. Jesus offered an everlasting well of living water containing forgiveness, hope, love and eternal life. This was a match made in heaven. “Jesus said to her, ‘I am the resurrection […]

Mound Visits, 12/1/23

Our walk counts far more than our talk. “If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal.”‭‭(1 Corinthians‬ ‭13‬:‭1‬) “Well done is better than well said.”(Benjamin Franklin) Keith MadisonSCORE International

Mound Visits, 11/29/23

“Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.”‭‭(James‬ ‭1‬:‭17‬) God does not change when we change. Our moods and feelings often change like “shifting shadows.”God remains compassionate, consistent, powerful and altogether good and Holy during any situation we go […]

Mound Visits, 11/28/23

The Apostle Paul would have been a great coach. He never let those he wrote to be allowed to feel sorry for themselves! Instead, he gave them great instructions. He encouraged them. Who can we encourage today? “Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.”‭‭(Romans‬ ‭12‬:‭12‬) “Faith has to do with things that […]

Mound Visits, 11/27/23

“Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good. His love endures forever.”‭‭(Psalms‬ ‭136‬:‭1) Forever is a long time. I’m thankful that we will always be showered with God’s love. Not in darkness but in light. Not in hate but in His perfect and unconditional love. For those who follow Christ, Thanksgiving is not over. […]

Mound Visits, 11/25/23

We are never alone. There are no challenges too big for God. He is with us in illness, pain, broken relationships and grief. He is with us. “Surely God is my help; the Lord is the one who sustains me.”‭‭(Psalms‬ ‭54‬:‭4‬) “God, Who is everywhere, never leaves us. Yet He seems sometimes to be present, […]